You can use Parental Controls to adjust your child’s play time schedule, set play time limits for World of Warcraft®, StarCraft® II, StarCraft®: Remastered, Overwatch®, Heroes of the Storm®, and Hearthstone®, and generate weekly play reports for World of Warcraft®.

If you later want to modify the limits you set, you can do so in the Parental Controls Dashboard. To remove the Parental Controls, you may contact Customer Support.

Play Time Limits

You can set time limits for how long your child can play on a daily basis, weekly basis, or both. You can also set custom schedules. When the preset time limit is reached, access to the game will be revoked.

To set up play time limits on the Parental Controls page:

  1. Check Limit Daily/Weekly hours to…
  2. Enter the daily or weekly limit for the game.
  3. Click Save Settings.

Time limits apply to all characters on the account. Play time on any character counts against daily and weekly limits.

  • Daily time limits start at 5:00:00 AM and end at 4:59:59 AM in your selected time zone.
  • Weekly limits start at 5:00:00 AM on Sunday and end at 4:59:59 AM on the following Sunday.
  • A time limit will begin 30 seconds after the player logs in to the realm list or character selection screen.

Play Time Reports

You will receive a play time report email with information on the amount of time your child has played in World of Warcraft over the previous week. You don't have to set up a schedule or time limit to receive a play time report.

To receive play time reports:

  1. Confirm your time zone.
  2. Check Send the play time report for this Blizzard account to...
  3. Click Save Settings.

You will receive a confirmation email at your Parental Controls email address. Reports will begin the following week.


Custom schedules allow you to manage what days and times of day your child is able to play. Time limits will work together with these schedules.

To set up a custom schedule:

  1. Check Enable the Play Time Schedule.
  2. Click and drag the time slots on the schedule to select the times you want to make available for play, or choose one of the preset schedules.
  3. Click Save Settings.

Schedules take effect within 30 minutes after saving. If your child is playing when you save your changes, they must log out before changes will take effect.

Play schedules apply to all characters on a World of Warcraft account. If you set up a schedule, no character can be logged in during blocked periods.